Peanut Butter Dinosaurs


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

  • 2

    Add flour and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic wrap.

  • 3

    Chill 2 to 3 hours, or until firm. Heat oven to 350°F. On well-floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness (dough will be fragile). Using 4- to 5-inch dinosaur cookie cutters, cut shapes into dough. Place shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • 4

    Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, or until set. Cool completely. Decorate cookies with frosting, if desired. Let dry completely before storing. Makes: about 3 dozen cookies.

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